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Teacher of Irish to A Level and History to KS3 (Maternity Cover)




  • The post-holder will, in the first instance, report and be directly responsible to the Head of Department and Head of Year and ultimately to the Principal or his designated deputy


  • Main professional grade.


  • To teach Irish throughout KS3, KS4 and A Level
  • To teach History to KS3
  • To act as a form teacher / tutor with pastoral care duties
  • To teach LLW / PD programme
  • To lead and deliver extra-curricular actives within the school


  • The appointed person will teach Irish to A Level and History to KS3. They will be required to adhere to the general duties and responsibilities contained within the Teachers’ (Terms and Conditions of Employment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987.

Deliver high quality teaching and learning by:

  • Working collaboratively with other members of the Irish and History Departments on developing and delivering Irish to A Level and History to KS3;
  • Employing a range of active teaching and learning strategies which meet the needs of all the pupils; 
  • Monitoring pupil progress through the use of class work, homework and examination; 
  • Using performance data to achieve high standards of teaching and learning and make efficient use of assessment data to track progress;
  • Implementing school and statutory assessments; recording and reporting internally and externally;
  • Maintaining good order and discipline among pupils in accordance with school policies;
  • Integrating Information and Communication Technologies to enhance the quality of teaching and learning;
  • Keeping abreast of developments in Irish and History and curriculum developments in general; 
  • Assisting in the organisation and participation of Irish and History competitions and field trips; 
  • Contribute to the extra-curricular provision with the Irish and History Departments; 
  • Acting as a form teacher/tutor, as required, and carrying out related pastoral duties in accordance with the responsibilities of a form teacher/tutor, including the delivery of the timetabled pastoral programme with a particular year group as required;
  • Promoting the general progress and well-being of pupils and classes; and
  • Maintaining under the direction of the Head of Department and Head of Year, appropriate pupil records.

Achieve high standards and outcomes by:

  • Setting realistic and challenging targets for pupils’ achievement and development in Irish to A Level and History to KS3;
  • Setting realistic and challenging targets and in relevant extra-curricular activities;
  • Contributing to internal examination and assessments;
  • Preparing pupils fully for success in external examinations;
  • Assisting in monitoring the success of the department in achieving the targets set; and
  • Developing a detailed knowledge of the needs, aspirations, interests and academic progress of each pupil in a form group.

Contribute to the leadership and management of the school by:

  • Contributing to the development and production of schemes and units of work;
  • Attending Departmental Meetings;
  • Contributing to the development of and take a leading role in the extra-curricular programme of sporting activities;
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and procedures;
  • Identifying and undertaking any personal and professional development required to discharge curricular and pastoral responsibilities effectively;
  • Preparing and assisting in School/Year Group/Form Class liturgies, and assemblies;
  • Attending Open Nights, Parent/Teacher meetings, Prize Night and other main school events;
  • Carrying out supervisory duties as required in accordance with published rosters.

These are not necessarily comprehensive and may be amended by the Principal, in consultation with the post-holder, Head of Department and Head of Year, to reflect the needs of the school.


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